[rescue] USB port card for sBus?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Aug 22 15:14:33 CDT 2008

>From: Arno Kletzander <Arno_1983 at gmx.de>
>Date: 2008/08/22 Fri PM 03:35:10 EDT
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: [rescue] USB port card for sBus?

>regarding the discussion about the change of times in peripheral ports, but looking a bit in the opposite direction: has anybody heard of a possibility to integrate USB support into computers with sBus yet, be it commercially available or as a homebrew project?
>Background is, I saw some guys at VCF Europe one year who have built a cartridge incorporating a USB host adaptor for one of those really old (pre-ST!) ATARI computers and after doing some tinkering with Sun OBP and FCode stuff recently, I figured it would probably not be too difficult from the firmware side at least. OTOH, I've got no idea yet how complicated the physical sBus implementation is...

What about a USB PCMCIA card stuffed in an SBUS PCMCIA adapter? That would give you a hardware connection that would need a bit of software "glue" to make it work...


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